Jonathan's first volume in a series of New Testament commentaries:

 

Peter, Paul and Jacob

Comments on First Peter, Philippians, Colossians, First Thessalonians, Second Thessalonians, First Timothy

            Second Timothy, Titus, Jacob (James)               

A word from Jonathan:

 

I want to share with you my passion for the Greek New Testament.  I have taken some bold steps to reveal to you its depth and richness, along with varying approaches to words, phrases and verses -- so that you, the reader, will have a greater participation in understanding our Lord, Jesus Christ, through the Greek Scriptures.

 

This work has been a labor of love... a love for the Word, for the Truth and for people.  It began as a quest to better know the Scriptures, but it has become a journey into the heart of our Father.  What started as a personal challenge grew into a desire to share the wonders I found in His inexhaustible Word.  This is by no means a finished work, but continues to be an ongoing and unfolding revelation.


These studies and writings are interpretations considering the contexts, figures of speech, symbols, types of literature and cultural factors. I use Scripture to interpret Scripture, looking at the patterns of God's dealings as set forth in the Hebrew Bible.  Searching out the literal meaning of Greek words and endeavoring to minimize doctrinal bias, I depend upon the unveilings from His Spirit.  May this bless you in your search into the things of the Father, and to more authentically know the Truth, Who is our Life. 

 

My prayer is that the One who makes all things real, the "set-apart Breath-effect," will breathe these words into each and every heart that reads them.  May God use this work to bring blessings to each reader, and to bring His reign into every heart. 

 

To God be the glory,

Jonathan Mitchell 

PETER, PAUL AND JACOB

 

A VITAL PERSPECTIVE flowing from the ancestral wells of

first generation Christianity

 

This volume is a collection of commentaries on nine letters in the New Testament ~ one by Peter, seven by Paul, and one by Jacob ~ also known as James. Recent scholarship and the continual dynamic of the Spirit have emerged to present a clearer view of the original springs from which the faith has flowed.



Ad fontes: to the sources. Here we engage conversations with the
ancestors as we wrestle with the interpretation of these Scriptures as they applied to them, and as they are now appropriate to our time. Over the past nineteen centuries of the translation and interpretation of the Greek texts, divergent and partisan views have caused an accumulation of rubble which filled in the wells of the New Testament manuscripts with "earth," cutting off access to the original "springs." The flow of the Living Water from many verses and passages has been blocked.



Genesis 26 records Isaac digging again the wells that Abraham had dug. The envious Philistines had filled them in with earth, cutting off their supply and flow of life. Like Isaac, each succeeding generation must endeavor to re-dig the wells and re-open the providential springs to release a fresh flow of the Living Word to the land.



The interpretation and comments of this volume are based upon a comprehensive translation of the New Testament by the author: THE NEW TESTAMENT, God's Message of Goodness, Ease and Well-being Which Brings God's Gifts of His Spirit, His Life, His Grace, His Power, His Fairness, His Peace and His Love.



The reader is given multiple renderings of the Greek texts
The perspective is relevant to the early cultural and historical setting Comments on each letter begin with a concise introduction

Critical attention is given to the significance of the Greek verb tenses Each verse is presented in bold face for easy reading
Alternate renderings are parenthetically inserted in light face

Multiple references are made to other NT letters and the four gospels
Additional quotes from various commentators are also cited



About the Author
Jonathan Mitchell is an author, speaker and translator of the Greek New Testament. He holds a master's degree in Anthropology from NAU and is a frequent guest teacher at conferences. He resides with his family in Arizona.


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GOD'S MESSAGE OF

GOODNESS, EASE

AND WELL-BEING

WHICH BRINGS GOD'S

GIFTS OF HIS SPIRIT,

HIS LIFE, HIS GRACE,

HIS POWER, HIS

FAIRNESS, HIS PEACE

AND HIS LOVE

Jonathan Mitchell

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